Working Mom

Do You Stand Up For Yourself At Work?

This is an employer’s market we’re living in. People are jumping at any job they can get, and are willing to go above and at each position. Because employers are looking for “driven, motivated, go-getters”. Rightfully so. But that does that set the expectations too high? When work starts piling up to the point where […]

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Handling Life Distractions at Work

Handling Life Distractions at Work

What a day. Not only do you have a busy work schedule but life has somehow managed to insert itself in. Fight with the husband, sick kid, money troubles. And you have to let it not affect you, or at least “show” that it doesn’t affect you at work. Unless you’re Meryl Streep, it’s going […]

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Telling Work I was Pregnant

Telling Work I was Pregnant

Short story: I dreaded it. I did it. Turned out alright. Long Story: I knew I was 18 weeks pregnant when I went in for the interview. We needed the income, and I was planning on returning to work anyway. Plus, in our transition from Hawaii to San Diego, I tried the stay-at-home thing. It wasn’t […]

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Why I’m Choosing to Be a Working Mom

Choosing to work full time when you have kids is one of the most important decisions a mother can make. Note* I said mother, not father. That argument is for another day. Disclaimer: this is not a stay-at-home mom vs working moms debate. It is the chronicle of my thought process when I decide to […]

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